Past Events and Speaking Engagements

May 13, 2023

Net-Zero Cities: Westchester County Clean Energy Fair

On Saturday, May 13th, Climate Now in partnership with Rye Sustainability, hosted the inaugural Net Zero Cities: Westchester County Clean Energy Fair at Rye Middle School.  Presented by Dandelion Geothermal, the clean energy fair convened a diverse group of local stakeholders, educators, small business owners and community leaders to educate area residents about Westchester County’s path to Net-Zero.  Decarbonization can only be accomplished through community engagement and participation and this event shared the necessary steps on how individuals and families can help achieve this goal.

The event featured an Electric Cars and Coffee activation, sponsored by Curry Auto Group, panels on The Benefits of Electrification, Climate Friendly Yards and Gardens and Net-Zero Homes and Buildings, a vendor and exhibitor fair and fabulous live performances from a selection of local bands.

Click here to view the event gallery, participating vendors and more.

April 21, 2023

Carbon Management Technical Symposium

The California Energy Research Center (CERC) at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), Climate Now, and the Livermore Lab Foundation held the second annual Carbon Management Symposium in Bakersfield, CA on April 21, 2023. We were joined by the community, industry, policymakers, and academia in a technical discussion on the topic of carbon management. The purpose of this returning symposium is to increase awareness of the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of carbon management. Designed to foster both learning and conversation, this symposium allows stakeholders and experts to engage in a scientific discussion on the current state of carbon management technology, and how we can collectively support increased use of carbon capture and storage to benefit the region.

March 30, 2023

What is the Future of Agriculture?

What does the Central Valley look like in 2045? The climate that has allowed California to become a global food producer is changing. Many producers already implement soil- and climate-smart practices like cover-cropping. How can agriculture producers and land owners continue to make profit and increase yields under drought, groundwater use restrictions, and warmer weather? How can California support farmers’ transition to new practices and adoption of new technologies?

The Maddy Institute, in partnership with Climate Now and the Livermore Lab Foundation, hosted an audience of 700+  in-person and virtual registrants at this first-of-its-kind summit at California State University, Fresno’s Satellite Student Union.

Click here to view the event gallery, press release, and virtual recording of the full summit and panel discussions.

November 1 – 2, 2022
Reuters Events, Sustainability Reporting & Communications USA 2022

Climate Now founder, James Lawler, moderated a live panel on The Future of Mandatory Climate-Related Disclosure. This discussion explored the future SEC proposals requiring mandatory climate transparency, discover relevant guidelines and programs to assist with climate reporting risks and targets, and hear from policymakers to learn how climate disclosure will affect your reporting process.

This event will help you understand how to collect consistent, comparable and accurate data, create effective data management systems that aggregate information into digestible formats, deliver material information to different stakeholder groups and provide clarity on the fast-paced disruption caused by the regulatory and standards landscape.

June 7, 2022
The Economist Impact’s 2nd Annual Sustainability Week US
SCOPE 3: Dealing with the Unseen Carbon Burden

Hosted by The Economist Group, Climate Now founder, James Lawler, moderated a live panel on Scope 3 Emissions: Dealing with the Unseen Carbon Burden. Joined by panelists including Melissa Ho, Senior Vice President of Fresh Water and Food at World Wildlife Fund US and Robert Coviello, Chief Sustainability Officer at Bunge, James will lead a discussion about the challenges of identifying, monitoring, and mitigating scope 3 emissions.

April 29th, 2022
Live Panel: Carbon Sequestration Symposium at CSUB

James Lawler, Founder and host of Climate Now moderated a live panel on the topic of carbon sequestration at California State University of Bakersfield. Panelists include: Ken Haney, Strategic Advisor – Carbon Management Organization California Resources Corporation Bakersfield, CA; Lorelei Oviatt, Director of Kern County Planning and Natural Resources; and Sarah Saltzer, Managing Director for Stanford Center for Carbon Storage and the Stanford Carbon Initiative.

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April 19-20, 2022
Responsible Business USA 2022: Nature and Net Zero: Embedding Nature and Biodiversity into Corporate Net Zero Ambitions

Climate Now’s James Lawler moderated a live panel discussion at Responsible Business USA 2022: Nature and Net Zero: Embedding Nature and Biodiversity into Corporate Net Zero Ambitions

Responsible Business USA 2022 will help you create the blueprint for a commercially successful transition that ensures your whole business, and value chain, is aligned with a 1.5C pathway, that investments are made in the areas that scale impact and bring new innovations to market, that take stated promises into both immediate and long-term actions, and that key stakeholders understand and trust your ambition. Join 500+ CEOs and senior-level executives from business, finance and Government to build the networks, collaborations and learning that will make 2022 the decisive year, in the decisive decade.